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Solar Energy in Idaho

Solar Panels in Idaho

There are currently at least 44 solar panel installations throughout the state of Idaho right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Idaho

The average monthly solar radiation level in Idaho's capital city, Boise, of 5.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 39% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 22% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Idaho values listed here are based on the capital, Boise.

Solar Radiation in Idaho

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Idaho solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Idaho values listed here are based on the capital, Boise.

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Solar Installs in Idaho

Solar Panel Installations in Idaho

A look at solar installs in Idaho. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in ID vs. the cumulative install total of rest of ID counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Idaho

There are currently at least 44 solar panel installations throughout the state of Idaho right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Idaho
    • Ada County: 9 solar installs
    • Bannock County: 4 solar installs
    • Owyhee County: 2 solar installs
    • Canyon County: 2 solar installs
    • Blaine County: 2 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 25 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Idaho

Idaho Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Idaho averaged 10.58 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was approximately 19% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [2]

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Idaho Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Idaho averaged $11.21 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was about 37% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [3]

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More about Idaho

About Idaho

Idaho ranks 39th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 1,567,582. [4]

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Solar Energy in ID

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Idaho, or for additional solar-related resources in ID, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Various missions to space by different countries are known to utilize solar energy as a main power source.

Cities in Idaho

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